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Acts of Kindness: These women created a free, pay-it-forward wedding

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Posted at 5:48 AM, Apr 06, 2021

It all started when Kit Loch wanted to clear out her wedding decorations and her wedding dress.

She posted the items on Facebook, saying they were free to someone in need. The post exploded.

The post got Loch thinking: Along with donating decorations and dresses, why not give away an entire wedding?

Loch teamed up with Denise Mootz, the owner of Lake View Loft in Hillsboro, and other vendors to create an entirely free, pay-it-forward wedding. What started as a donated dress soon turned into a free venue, flowers, photography, hair and makeup, cake and catering.

Loch and Mootz want the wedding to go to someone who has overcome an obstacle or needs a hand up.

“Maybe that bride who has suffered from addiction who has cleaned herself up and made it that extra mile, maybe that mom of two or three kids who has really been struggling, anybody with a heartwarming story,” Loch said.

"This started with her wanting to help someone out, and it's turned into, it's going to be a dream wedding for someone," Mootz said.

Anyone can apply to win the wedding until May 1 at thelakeviewloft.com.

For anyone who would like to donate, they still need tuxedos, bridesmaid dresses and a honeymoon.